Hebrews 12:1-2

"..let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." - Hebrews 12:1-2

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More at Risk than the Lives of People - The Hole In Our Gospel

I believe that much more is at stake than global economics or world missions. More is at risk even than the lives of the poor and the orphaned. The heart and soul of the Church of Jesus Christ, the very integrity of our faith and relevance in the world, hang in the balance.
How will the Church of Jesus Christ respond to the "lepers" in our midst - the poor, the sick, the oppressed, in our country and in our world? Are we, like Christ, willing to respond with compassion and urgency to those who suffer? Are we willing? Do we have the kind of faith, the moral courage, the depth of love, and the strength of will to rise up off of our padded pews to demonstrate the good news to the world?

One way or the other, this will be our defining moment.
The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns, pages 239 & 240.

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